Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Free/Low Cost Radio Automation software for community radio??


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2009, 10:33
wavejockglw
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 10,169

I am looking for some suggestions for easy to use radio automation software for training purposes. The software needs to have a simple user interface and be able to easily access existing music in MP3 format stored locally. A streaming facility would be useful but Windows Media Encoder could be used so not essential.

Ideally I am looking for a freeware package that has a couple of palyout channels and a cart wall.

Any ideas and suggestions would be greatfully appreciated.

Cheers!
wavejockglw is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 09-02-2009, 10:58
ispartacus75
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Wirral
Posts: 842
Take a look at Jazlershow. Dont know if it meets your needs.

http://www.jazler.com/products/JazlerShow.asp
ispartacus75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 11:12
wavejockglw
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 10,169
Take a look at Jazlershow. Dont know if it meets your needs.

http://www.jazler.com/products/JazlerShow.asp
Nice package, thanks, seen that one and it could do the job but it could prove expensive if a number of licences need to be bought. We have previously evaluated DRS2006 which works well but licence cost to install it across an educatiuonal establishment make it prohibitive.

I am looking for a package that can be installed as part of an HDD image that does not require licencing. Possible?
wavejockglw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 11:17
stevep1981
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Surrey
Posts: 287
mAirList would probably suit your needs:

www.mairlist.com

It's excellent. Only free for non-profit use though.
stevep1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 11:30
Fenstatic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 11
And another one

http://zararadio.org/index.php?centro=main.php&lang=en

also free.
Fenstatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 11:47
wavejockglw
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 10,169
mAirList would probably suit your needs:

www.mairlist.com

It's excellent. Only free for non-profit use though.
Thanks for that - will have a look....
wavejockglw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 12:45
mbessex
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,170
Try SAM Broadcaster - very reliable

http://www.spacialaudio.com/
mbessex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 13:03
philengland
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Swansea
Posts: 4,769
yes - Zara is a fantastic bit of software, it is running the automation up at NH Sound in Abergavenny (or at least it was when I left there!)

It is simple to use, and has some great features on it
philengland is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 21:42
wavejockglw
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 10,169
Thanks for all your suggestions folks. I was finding it quite a task locating free automation software.

I will try all the suggestions before nominating one for use where I work.

Thanks again.
wavejockglw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 22:54
carl.waring
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Knaresborough, North Yorks
Posts: 19,791
www.rsplayer.co.uk

It won't automate very well - ie for un-assisted autoplayout - and it's not Free, but but for a "live assist" package it's fantastic and very reasonably priced.

Yes, I bought it; no I didn't write it, but I know the bloke who did I'm just a big fan.
carl.waring is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 23:47
radioboy02
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 68
Try this one:

http://www.bp2x.com/

It's free, but you have to register on the website.
radioboy02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 00:11
Andy Carlton
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sutton Coldfield
Posts: 3,879
But surely you would need a limiter and compressor? (Sound solution 1.31 as a fine example) but would any of these mentioned be compatible?
Andy Carlton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 01:46
James Martin 2
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,202
Yep - but you'd want that after the desk.
James Martin 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 02:02
BigPete
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dundee
Posts: 1,212
Nice package, thanks, seen that one and it could do the job but it could prove expensive if a number of licences need to be bought. We have previously evaluated DRS2006 which works well but licence cost to install it across an educatiuonal establishment make it prohibitive.

I am looking for a package that can be installed as part of an HDD image that does not require licencing. Possible?
When I was involved with Hilltown FM DRS 2006 did nothing but crash on the servers and PC's. This was on top of the range PC's at the time and servers. If you look at the users of DRS2006 Hilltown FM is still mentioned despite not existing anymore. Also for some I would say very hard to train them on it and get them up to speed hence why before the 2006 RSL I was involved in the software was changed to software with more ease of use and easier to train people on. My personal favourite is RSPlayer2 but still seems to be no sign of the professional version which would have certainly done the job.
BigPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 09:06
Floid52
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6
would station playlist not be any good its not too expensive and i have never had a problem with it . . .
Floid52 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:42.